AUNTIES is a collection of interviews, stories and essays from organisers, activists and the people behind the scenes who make political change in Aotearoa every day.

Papatuanuku by Phoebe Carr

Image: Papatūānuku by Phoebe Carr

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AUNTIES features contributions from: 

Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho, Mata Aho Collective, Hilda Harawira, Tuafale Tanoa'i aka Linda T,  Mani B. Mitchell, Tāmaki Housing Group, Leilani A Visesio-I’iga, Rex Paget, Paora Crawford Moyle, Josie Butler, Tali Williams, Shanna Olsen-Reeder, Heleyni Pratley, Anisha Sankar, Kamalani Kapeliela, Vanessa Cole, Phoebe Carr, Emilie Rākete, Mengzhu Fu, Jacky Maaka, Sue Bradford, Athena Gavriel, Pania Newton, Trinity Thompson-Browne, Tehani Buchanan, Jasmine Taankink, Hana Park, Tina Ngata and the late Teresia Teaiwa.

The publication was crowdfunded in 2017 so it could be radically self-published as an unapologetic tribute and snapshot of the women, trans, non-binary and intersex leaders who make movements happen despite all odds.

Three years later, AUNTIES brings together a punchy, grounding and nourishing how-to-guide for people fighting for racial, economic and social justice in today’s world.

Co-edited by community and union organisers, Nadia Abu-Shanab, Ella Grace McPherson Newton and Kassie Hartendorp.

AUNTIES shares reflections, art and poetry from the aunties, leaders and role models they have been in relationship with through their political work.

AUNTIES shows insight into the unique traditions of political organising in Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, while paying tribute to the global activists who continue to influence our region.

From the home to the workplace, the whenua to the marae, the garage to the university and the kitchen to the community, AUNTIES takes us everywhere political change happens.